Keisling by A. Karen Alfke

Keisling

Knitting
October 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1040 - 2360 yards (951 - 2158 m)
37½ (42, 46½, 50½) (55, 60, 63½) (68, 72½, 76, 80½)” [95.5 (106.5, 118, 128.5) (139.5, 152.5, 161.5) (172.5, 184, 193, 204.5) cm] circumference at chest
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Trace a line from past to future and see where this comfortable classic takes you. Keisling is the sweater for every body. The one you borrow from your partner, reach for on rainy days and throw over your kiddo during sleepy autumn evenings. Finely shaped saddle shoulders and linear side panels add polished tailoring to this wardrobe staple, with instructions for customizable sleeve and body lengths. From season to season, Keisling’s easy shape and plush Shelter fabric will remain an enveloping hug that always feels like home.

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Construction

  • This pullover is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up, then sewn together. The neckline edging is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.
  • Two sleeve length options are provided: three-quarter sleeves (Version I) and long sleeves (Version II).
  • Body length can be easily adjusted to desired length.

Finished Dimensions

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10, 11)

  • 37½ (42, 46½, 50½) (55, 60, 63½) (68, 72½, 76, 80½)” [95.5 (106.5, 118, 128.5) (139.5, 152.5, 161.5) (172.5, 184, 193, 204.5) cm] circumference at chest
  • Model wearing sample in Caraway is 5’7”/170 cm tall with a chest circumference of 38½“/98 cm and is wearing Size 3, Version I with three-quarter sleeves and a vented hem with 8”/20.5 cm positive ease
  • Model wearing sample in Narwhal is 5’11”/180.5 cm tall with a chest circumference of 37”/94 cm and is wearing Size 3, Version II with long sleeves and 9½”/24 cm positive ease

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (140 yards/128 meters per 50 grams)

Version I (Three-Quarter Length Sleeves)

  • 8 (9, 10, 11) (12, 12, 13) (14, 15, 16, 17) skeins
  • Photographed in color Caraway
  • Note: Sizes 6 & 7 use almost exactly 12 & 13 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

Version II (Long Sleeves)

  • 8 (9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14) (15, 16, 16, 17) skeins
  • Photographed in color Narwhal

Yardage

Version I (Three-Quarter Length Sleeves)

  • 1040 (1190, 1310, 1445) (1555, 1675, 1810) (1930, 2020, 2120, 2265) yards [951 (1088, 1198, 1321) (1422, 1532, 1655) (1765, 1847, 1939, 2071) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn

Version II (Long Sleeves)

  • 1090 (1225, 1350, 1480) (1615, 1770, 1905) (2025, 2125, 2220, 2360) yards [996 (1120, 1234, 1353) (1476, 1618, 1741) (1851, 1942, 2029, 2157) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24–32”/60-80 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Neckline Edging)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate